Holding Fast to the Word of Life

Philippians 2:14-18 ESV “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I … Continue reading Holding Fast to the Word of Life

Not Peace, a Sword

Matthew 10:34-36 ESV Jesus said: “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person's enemies … Continue reading Not Peace, a Sword

Great Persecution Against the Church

Acts 8:1 ESV “And Saul approved of his execution.” Stephen was a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit who was chosen to be one of the first of seven deacons in the early church. And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. But he … Continue reading Great Persecution Against the Church

They Tried to Kill Me

Acts 26:19-20 ESV “Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance.” Paul’s and Our … Continue reading They Tried to Kill Me

Could it Be my Time has Come?

Be People of Integrity Acts 20:17-21 ESV “Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him. And when they came to him, he said to them: “’You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in … Continue reading Could it Be my Time has Come?

On Account of Jesus’ Name

John 15:18-19 ESV “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” Who is … Continue reading On Account of Jesus’ Name

Family Against Family

Matthew 10:16-22 “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear … Continue reading Family Against Family

The ONE Who We Belong To

Psalms 42:1-2 ESV “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” Do you know that this is what our relationship with God should be like? We should thirst for our Lord … Continue reading The ONE Who We Belong To

A Manner Worthy of the Gospel

Rejection Serves a Purpose Philippians 1:12-14 ESV “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become … Continue reading A Manner Worthy of the Gospel

Struggling with All His Energy

Colossians 1:24-26 ESV “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, … Continue reading Struggling with All His Energy